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Senior Video Producer

Do you enjoy making dope videos? Then this could be the place for you. Independent Journal Review (IJR) is building a world-class news team that will define a new era of social publishing. We want creative, social-first content creators to join the insanity! 

IJR is one of the largest social publishers in the world & has been named ‘Best in Politics’ by Digiday & called ‘the most viral newsroom of 2016’ by MSNBC. We are obsessed with the intersection of news, politics & the internet & don’t like telling stories the same way everyone else does.  We are investing heavily in a cutting edge creative team & viral politics newsroom. This model is growing, fast. The IJR team has created some of the most shareable, groundbreaking viral political content of 2016 & we look to build on that success with a driven, creative, digital team member.

Did we mention we had our own Presidential Debate

What we’re looking for:

You have a knack for detail in creating video content.  We’re seeking someone that has industry experience directing, shooting, and editing high-quality videos.

You have expertise with video equipment and editing tools.  Specifically, you have high end shooting capability ideally with a Sony FS-7 as well as expert-level experience with Adobe Creative Cloud. Experience with Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.Motion Graphics and/or Animation experience is a plus.

You have a diverse visual style with a strong eye for composition.

A self-motivated team player. We're seeking someone who is highly motivated, and interested in working in a fast-paced, growing team. Additionally, we're looking for someone with a strong work ethic.

A desire to create something new.  If it’s been done, we’re not really interested.  The political world has never been more diverse and accessible.  Concurrently, producers have never had more storytelling technology at their fingertips. Applicants should cherish this wonderful fusion and they should reward their readership with creative, original content.

Avoid cheap, partisan reporting.  There is enough derp-y content floating around the corners of the internet. Independent Journal is a place for political discourse and creativity.

Culture.  We want to invest in it.  Creativity is best nurtured in a relaxed, collaborative environment with lots of beef jerky, espresso, and blazing fast wifi. We can provide that. Feel free to wear a snuggie to the office. Just produce and be a team-player.


What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Shooting and directing (in the office and in the field) for our short-form digital content
  • Developing scripts, storyboarding, outline and treatments
  • Collaborating with our video team to edit content
  • Collaborating with our editorial team to bring filmmaking sensibilities to video storytelling
  • Executing video for our clients
  • Directing and seeing video to completion utilizing help from the team as needed
  • Organizing and contributing to pre and post-production of videos
  • Filling in as an Assistant Production Manager as needed for ongoing videos
  • Work with team to manage client expectations and deadlines


If this describes you, let us know. We want you to be an integral a part of the premiere social publishing team for the next generation of news consumers!

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